CONTACT NEBTR: Please contact the following. Adoption Inquiries and Existing Applicant Liason: If your last name is A-H: Tammy Trivelpiece. If your last name is I-Q: Jeannine Rosolie. If your last name is R-Z: Vicki Cuneo. If you need to surrender a dog, contact Jerrilyn Walter. For all other inquiries and general questions: Joy Riley.

Out and About With NEBTR

Diamonds in the Ruff


All Bostons are great, right? And they all deserve a home that fits them perfectly. Sometimes, though, they are works in progress, or diamonds in the rough. They need that special person who can be their forever companion.

That’s the way it is with the NEBTR Bostons featured on this page. Could you be the forever family that each one is looking for?

Click here to meet ARCHIE.

Click here to meet HERSHEY



Archie is 5 years old, large and handsome. He was adopted by a very elderly couple who readopted him out; his new owners dropped Archie off at the Atlantic County shelter in NJ where he was quarantined in solitary confinement for 10 days due to biting.

Archie was scheduled to be euthanized when his 10 days were up. NEBTR picked him up before that occurred. He has been with our trainer for several months and for the right person, he is available for adoption.

According to our trainer, Archie is generally a sweet soul, suffering from a lack of trust. He is looking for guidance and wants to do the right thing. His body shows signs of negilect and probably as a result, he does have some food guarding issues that need to be understood. He can be very sensitive to physical touch and feels threatened if handled wrongly. However, Archie is currently learning to accept human touch as positive. He is also working on being respectful of his humans around food and learning to “leave it” when told. He is very good with other dogs and has wonderful dog skills.

Archie is a classic case of a dog that needs empathy from his humans, and someone who can provide rock solid guidance and goals. The rewards will be great; he is an awesome dog with a gentle soul suffering from a lack of trust of people. In return for guidance, he will be a great companion.

No children for this boy and a fenced yard is important for him to play as he is active. He needs a confident person who can give him the time to continue his growth.

Since he is currently with our trainer, several visits will need to be scheduled prior to adoption – consideration to location is important. He is currently in Clinton, CT. and his fee is $450.00



Meet Hershey! He is a 4 yo neutered 40 lb. Boston Terrier mix who was reluctantly surrendered to rescue by a loving family due to severe allergies with one of the children. Because of a biting incident during a vet visit, he was moved to our trainer where he is also learning to control his impulses and is gaining some much needed leash manners.

Hershey is a fun loving, high energy boy who seems to get along well with other dogs that can hold their own.  He loves to play outside and chase balls. Because he has quite a high prey drive, he can easily become overstimulated so care should be taken when engaging him in play; and it is clear to see that in this state he could nip and jump. For this reason we do not recommend a home with children. His adopters would be confident people with experience or willing to learn. He’s a good boy in the crate and loves food and is very affectionate. Hershey will make a great companion for someone who is willing to continue to work with him.

Hersey is also an intelligent, inquisitive working dog in a Boston terrier mix; his owner must be able to manage and orchestrate his play, from beginning to end.( the person needs to be able to understand when the dog gets to excited how to control that behavior). Someone who has had a working dog ( Border Collie or similar) and understands working dog behavior would be the best fit. Seriously, this is an awesome dog, extremely good looking and just needs the right owner. He really needs his forever home.

A fenced in yard is important for this boy who loves to play. If you are looking for a great dog, are willing to put in the time and energy to him, you will have a great companion.Since he is currently with our trainer, several visits will need to be scheduled prior to adoption – consideration to location is important. He is currently in Clinton, CT. and his fee is $500.00








Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue (NEBTR) is comprised of volunteers based in NY, NJ, PA, CT and DE and serves Boston Terriers in need within reach of our helping hands. Most dogs in foster care for placement are adolescent to adult dogs in need of re-homing in life for a multitude of reasons and will need caring hands to guide them as they transition into new homes. All of our rescue dogs are fostered and evaluated for a 2 week minimum to allow us to assess their personality and provide them with basic foundation skills - House/Crate training, basic manners - to ease their transition into new homes. It is our belief such work in foster care better prepares dogs for success and helps forms lasting bonds.